Add another one to the gaffes of Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
She was doing a photoshoot for Politico at Harvard when they asked her about running for president. Because, of course, why not? She’s 29 and isn’t even in office yet.
The photographer advised her, “You can’t even run for president for another six years” since she just turned 29. The age minimum is 35 years old (to hopefully ensure the person has at least a modicum of life experience).
But that didn’t stop Ocasio-Cortez.
From Daily Caller:
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that the Constitution only places a presidential age limit on men and threatened to run for president if Republicans don’t pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
“No, not for a long time. Thank God,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Although we’ve been joking that because the Equal Rights Amendment hasn’t been passed yet, the Constitution technically says he cannot run unless he’s 35. … So what we’ll do is we’ll force the Republican Party to pass the Equal Rights Amendment by threatening to run for president.”
“That is awesome,” the photographer reportedly replied. “All the people who say a literal interpretation of the Constitution is the only thing you should be paying attention to.”
“I will keep vigilance,” Ocasio-Cortez promised.
But that isn’t what it said.
It says “any person” not “he,” as Politico notes.
Here’s the passage:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
This is just the latest gaffe from Ocasio-Cortez who has become known for them despite the fact that she isn’t even in office yet.
On Friday, people even called for a House ethics investigation after she threatened Donald Trump, Jr. with the ‘subpoena power’ of the House because he tweeted an anti-socialist meme.
And last month, she claimed there were “three chambers of Congress” which she then corrected to “three chambers of government – the presidency, the Senate and the House.”
She’s got a lot of gaffes to go to catch up to her leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
But she’s moving up on the outside and gaining fast.